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If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy?

Talking Money with superstar business school prof Raj Raghunathan<p>Raj Raghunathan asks a provocative question right in the title of his new book: <i>If</i> …

Happiness

Ordering coffee in Italy: the 10 commandments

I once met an Italian who didn’t drink coffee. He made light of the fact, but you could see that he was tired of having to explain his disability every time some new acquaintance uttered the standard Italian greeting: “Prendiamo un caffè?” (“Fancy a coffee?”). His breezy but faintly …

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking -- Part 1: Why Students Need the Humanities Now More Than Ever

Students today grow up in such a distracted and meaningless world that, unless schools give them some idea of where we have come from as a cultural tradition, schools themselves run the risk of becoming part of that meaninglessness. Not that students need necessarily accept that tradition, but they …

Critical Thinking

The 18 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix right now

From shows that delve into the tasty science of gastronomy to those that unmask the mysterious depths of the ocean, there's no shortage of mind-expanding titles to indulge in.<p>But there's a downside to all of that choice: It's <i>a lot</i> to choose from.<p>I polled the Tech Insider team and came up with 18 of …

National Parks

Jon Gruden is football’s No1 fan and the NFL's worst scout

The former Tampa Bay coach is held up as an expert on quarterback prospects but his NFL sure shots have a habit of coming horribly unstuck<p>Why are we still listening to Jon Gruden?<p>ESPN viewers know that it’s impossible to avoid him during NFL draft season thanks to his popular segment Gruden QB …

NFL

A Beginner's Guide To Essential Camping Gear

Spring is in full swing, which means that camping trip you’ve been itching to take is just around the corner. Of course, you’ve also been meaning to …

26 beautiful places you should visit before they disappear

Earth is home to some incredibly beautiful destinations.<p>But unfortunately, some of the most stunning natural sites and iconic man-made structures are in danger of disappearing because of climate change and human carelessness.<p>In honor of Earth Day, we found 26 places travelers should visit while …

National Parks

Video of teacher and students exchanging blows in the classroom goes viral on Weibo

A video of a fistfight between a group of high school students and their teacher in class has gone viral and left Chinese netizens in shock.<p>According …

The Jewish story is under assault

Who are the Jews? A religion? A people? The question has taken on a special urgency in our time. At the heart of the anti-Zionist assault is the notion that the Jews aren't a people but only a faith. That premise is normative throughout the Arab world, and especially in the Palestinian statehood …

This open source tool from MIT Data Lab will change how you see big data

Data USA is an atlas that helps business, government agencies, and schools make better, faster decisions by visualizing big data in fresh ways.<p>In the …

The One Thing Great Leaders Always Do

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Mother Still Searching For Preschool That Focuses Exclusively On Her Son

BOULDER, CO—Expressing frustration over the dearth of options that met her high standards, local mother Shannon Gail confirmed Monday that she was …

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Deflategate protest: New England Patriots fans from Barstool Sports web site handcuff themselves together in NFL headquarters as part of stunt.

Four fans decked out in New England Patriots gear handcuffed themselves together in the lobby of the NFL offices in New York on Tuesday as part of …

NFL

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Robert Durst: the Millionaire Drifter Who Can't Run From His Past

The arrest of millionaire developer Robert Durst on murder charges in the 2000 execution-style slaying of a mobster's daughter-turned-journalist in Los Angeles isn't the most bizarre twist in Durst's life. Not by a long shot.<p>Durst, 71, was arrested Saturday in New Orleans at a hotel where he'd …

Crime

How the iPad is changing the way we learn

Can issuing students with iPads instead of textbooks make a difference to their education? Rhiannon Williams visits the Danish institutions looking to the future<p>“What’s wrong with education cannot be fixed with technology. No amount of technology will make a dent.” So said Steve Jobs in 1996 - …

My mother’s affair with F. Scott Fitzgerald: How it made me the person (and the reader) I am today

Their three-year fling — which ended when he died in her living room — has shaped my life in immeasurable ways<p>Whenever I teach "The Great Gatsby," as I have so many times in my forty years in the college classroom, I always wonder if I will tell the students my story. It’s my mother’s story, …

Literature

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The 12 best whiskeys under $35

There's no need for the super premium variety when there are plenty of affordable options tagged at $35 or less.<p>Cheapism.com pored over the results of the 2014 Ultimate Spirits Challenge to find the best cheap whiskeys.<p>We then cross-checked the judges' picks against specialty blogs and online …

Spices

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